Undergraduate | LTU-GEG2ACR | 2024
Australian Cities And Regions
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- 4 Mar 2024
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- 12 weeks
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Australian Cities And Regions
About this subject
On successful completion you will be able to:
- Articulate issues drawn from a range of academic, observed and media sources to explore the interplay of economic, martial and cultural change in Australian Cities and Regions
- Demonstrate a cultural awareness and analysis of contemporary issues of social and cultural change in Australian Cities and Regions
- Develop skills in field-based social research and learning through field visits
- Develop the capacity to critically evaluate urban and regional plans, policies and programmes
- Historical Development of Australian Cities and Regions
- Contemporary Issues and Themes
- Multiculturalism, Migration, and Suburban Reconfigurations
- Indigenous Heritage
- Conceptualising Regions
Most Australians live in the suburbs of the metropolitan cities yet most of the wealth created and the national myths originate in the rural regions. In this subject we will offer a critical, historical and comparative overview of the development of Australian cities and their regions into the twenty-first century. The core case study of metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria is exemplary of the issues, themes and challenges facing all Australian cities and regions today. Field visits to metropolitan and regional locations, during multi-day field trips, will allow this exploration. Some modest travel and overnight accommodation costs will be required from students. The role of a large metropolis as a globally connected centre contrasts with the peripheral location of the production of resources and cultural imaginings, yet the paths of these locations have diverged. Resource management, cultural and economic development, liveability and sustainability, increased mobility, and heritage and technological innovations are bringing these regions back together. Attendance at field trips is compulsory.
This is a level 2 subject. This subject includes live sessions with the expectation of student attendance and participation.
- Essay Plan including issue statement and annotated bibliography (500 words) (10%)
- Field Trip Report 1 (1300 words) (30%)
- Field Trip Report 2 (1350 words) (30%)
- Research Essay (1350 words) (30%)
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